2017 Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

2017 Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

The 2017 Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival will gather over 80 writers, illustrators, performers and chairfolk together this May for 36 events: workshops, panel sessions, poetry readings, theatrical doings, book launches, and solo-author sessions.

The line-up includes six international authors: Ian Rankin, Stella Duffy, John Lanchester, Hannah Kent, MJ Carter and Rebecca Vaughan; and a cracking Kiwi contingent that boasts many 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards finalists.

There's something for every flavour of reader: a dastardly amount of crime; a flock of Flying Nuns; a tired mama on Mother's Day telling it like it is; Polynesian existentialism; a froth of fiction; some literary metamorphosing; medicine cuddling the humanities; a monster and bee lark for the small ones; a septuagenarian birthday for a literary magazine; a trio of edgy evening sessions curated by Pirate & Queen; and poets galore (the Laureates, the politically peppy, the place-fond, a few magpies and some rising stars).

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